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Meet the Experts in Water Business Insurance

The management team at Managing General Underwriter WaterColor Management is comprised of the leaders in water industry insurance, claims and risk management. They have developed and underwritten the biggest water treatment book in the United States.

John Walsh, FCII

Director & Underwriter

John has worked at U.S., Bermuda and London firms since the 1980s, with a focus on underwriting, broking and claims management. In 2001, John founded Fintra International Ltd, an independent Property & Casualty re/insurance brokerage specializing in self-insured risks, excess liability and captive insurance. He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and an MBA. In 2012, together with Don Cleveland, he acquired WaterColor Management.

Donald Cleveland


Don began his insurance career in 1979 as President of an Iowa-based Property & Casualty insurance and reinsurance brokerage firm. He came to insurance after 13 years in legislative research and lobbying for local governments, rising to the Presidency of the National Association of County Association Executives. He “fell” into the insurance industry by creating one of the first local government captive insurance programs. At the time, no carrier would write insurances for local governments. Since then, he has served in executive capacities for insurance companies and brokers and was the Director of Risk Management for the largest construction authority in the United States.

Karen Seals

Underwriter & Operations Manager

Karen joined WaterColor Management in 2010 and manages our staff of underwriters and customer service representatives. She is responsible for underwriting renewals and interacting with hundreds of clients throughout the country. Karen attends industry events, such as the Association of Water Technologies, Water Quality Association and the International Water conferences. Prior to joining WaterColor Management, Karen worked in claims at Travelers and Progressive. She holds several professional certifications including her Property & Casualty insurance license.

Jack Bailey

CPCU/ARM/ACM, Vice President

Jack joined WaterColor Management in 2015 bringing with him 40 years of insurance underwriting, claims and risk management experience. Throughout his career, he developed many specialized wholesale niche insurance programs, including for firms he founded. In addition, Jack has been responsible for developing several safety and loss control programs for associations and individual clients. His primary responsibility at WaterColor Management is to develop our water insurance programs and expand the company’s retail agent base across the United States.

Kristn Click

MSA, Controller

After 18 years in the academic profession and running her own small business, Kristn sought a change of careers. She came to work as the Controller at WaterColor Management in July 2016, overseeing the day-to-day financial operations of the company. Kristn earned her Master’s Degree in Accounting in 2013.

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